CARTEK FiA RAIN LIGHT
More than just a Rain Light
CARTEK have been producing electronic safety equipment for the motorsport industry for over 10 years and were the first company to produce a rain light to the 2008 FiA specification in accordance with Technical List No: 19.
Tested by BSi and homologated by the FiA in 2010 this light meets all requirements including minimum size, light intensity, viewing angle, heat resistance and prolonged use reliability. The design has also been made robust to withstand the harsh environment of the race car whilst maintaining a small size and low weight.
USED BY MAJOR MANUFACTURERS
Designed to be one of the strongest and most reliable –
HAZARD WARNING FEATURES
Cartek realised that the full potential of Rain Lights was never being used. Instead of just being used for wet races the Rain Light could also be used as a hazard warning device. Our Rain Lights can help prevent rear-end shunts by alerting drivers of a stationary or slow moving car.
When to use it:
OFF – Clear track. ON – Wet race, poor visibility. HAZARD – Stalled on the grid. HAZARD – Driving slowly with misfire. HAZARD – Driving slowly with puncture. HAZARD – Safety Car or Red Flags spotted.
Both the Multi-mode Rain light and Dual coloured Rain Light come with a 3 position toggle switch gives the driver 3 modes of operation:
OFF, ON or HAZARD FLASHING
V8 SUPERCARS CASE STUDY
V8 Supercars Australia tasked Cartek with developing a Rain Light that not only met the latest FiA Specifications but that would also include a Hazard Amber warning function as a serious Start Line accident could have been prevented. See below.
This Hazard warning function would light up when the cars PDM unit would recognise when the car has stalled –
CHOICE OF RAIN LIGHTS
Cartek produce 4 different versions of the FiA Rain Light in both Horizontal and Vertical mountings. Click on the Images to see how they work:
Three selectable modes –
Flashing On/Off (4Hz)
Comes with 3 Position Toggle Switch
Suitable for F3
SIZE: 90mm X 58mm
LIGHTING: 15 x 10mm MULTI-
INTENSITY: 250CD STRAIGHT AHEAD, 200CD@10 DEG UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT (UNIVERSAL ORIENTATION)
MOUNTING: TWO M6 STAINLESS STEEL STUDS
WHERE TO BUY
FiA Rain Lights
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CARTEK AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS LTD
Unit 25, Mitchell Point
Ensign Way, Hamble
Southampton, SO31 4RF
Tel: +44(0)2380 457747